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Day 10 of Eating at Home- Lunch Recipe- Veggie Lover’s Sandwich

Here is another Healthy alternative for lunch. It does have cream cheese in it which I know is not good for you but it’s so much better than a burger and fries from a fast food restaurant.

Here is what you need.

  • Dark Rye bread
  • avocado
  • tomato
  • cucumber
  • cream cheese
  • leaf of lettuce
  • minced garlic
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper (optional)

First toast your bread. This is optional of course. Spread some cream cheese on both slices then cover one piece with cucumber slices.

Top with some tomatoes.

Right on top of this drizzle some olive oil and balsamic vinegar then spread some of the minced garlic on top. You can use as much or as little as you want. I go heavy on the garlic and vinegar.

You’ll need to slice up some avocado.

Here are some help hints when working with avocado.

slice around the middle then give it a twist to open. Use a your knife and strike the seed. With it imbedded in the seed you should be able to pull the seed out easily. Works best with a large knife. The you can use a spoon to circle around the edges. Just insert like this.

And run the spoon all the way around and underneath till it comes out like this.

Now you can slice it up and cover the other piece of bread with the slices and put a leaf of lettuce on top of the tomatoes.

I sprinkled with pepper and closed it up and then had a delicious looks sandwich.

Now you can either save your left over veggies for next time or do what I did and make a little salad with what you have left. I had about a 1/2 of a tomato and avocado and 1/3 of a cucumber. I chopped all that up and added it to a bowl. Then drizzled olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkled with some pepper and kosher salt. And added about a teaspoon of minced garlic.

Give that a little stir and now you have a delicious and filling lunch that doesn’t leave you packing on the pounds.



Day 9 of Eating at Home.. Lunch recipe.. Veggie Bagel Sandwich

Here is a nice lunch recipe. You can pack this in your lunch or enjoy it at home like I am right now. 🙂 This is really tasty if you like veggies and cheese.

Here is what you need.

  • a bagel
  • cream cheese
  • 4-6 cucumber slices
  • 2-4 tomato slices
  • 1 leaf of lettuce
  • 1 carrot
  • slice of sharp cheddar cheese

Start by toasting you bagel. These are one of my favorite bagels. If you have a Sunflower Market near you, you should definitely try them.

If you have a toaster you don’t have to babysit to make sure it doesn’t burn  your bread shred your carrot while you wait.

Spread cream cheese over both sides of your bagel. Just a light layer will do since you will also be adding sharp cheddar cheese later.

First put the shredded carrot on one side. Put as little or as much as you would like.

Add cucumbers on top

Then the tomatoes.

Finally add your leaf of lettuce on top and your slice of sharp cheddar cheese on the other bagel half.

Now close up your sandwich and enjoy!

Doesn’t that look delish!?!? Eating my last bite right now.. YUM YUM!

Thanks for reading!